|12-06-2007, 12:12 AM||#1|
Join Date: Nov 2007
Device: Irex Illiad, Sony 505
Why use FBReader?
I use my unit for mainly mobipocket books and pdf's (comics).
Why would I want to use FBReader for anything? Just wondering what advantages there are.
|12-06-2007, 01:11 AM||#2|
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Mississippi, USA
Device: Kindle 3 and Voyage
If your MOBI books have DRM, then FBReader won't work.
For DRM-free MOBI files, FBReader is essentially as good as MobiPocket's own Reader at rendering the e-book on the screen. Its primary disadvantages are: that page turns are slow (the next version may fix this) and images bigger than the screen won't rescale. Its advantages are: choose any font you want, choose any line spacing and margins you want, customize lots of other stuff for how you like to read e-books.
If you have a Linux (or Mac) Desktop, then FBReader will work and MobiPocket Reader won't.
FBReader reads many other formats without conversion. Since most MOBI files have small images, when there is a choice I use the LIT version instead. This can be converted to a MOBI file (with large JPEG images) on a Windows desktop, but FBReader will read the LIT directly after ConvertLIT explodes it (which can be done in-line on the iLiad).
|12-09-2007, 05:27 PM||#3|
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Northeast US
Device: iPad, eBw 1150
I like the FBReader library organization, but I admit I haven't played with the Mobi reader on the iLiad.
|01-21-2008, 01:34 PM||#5|
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Philly, PA
Device: iRex DR1000s,Gigabyte U60 UMPC, SmartQ v7,EKEN M001
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